Paraclinus rubicundus (Starks, 1913)
photo by GuimarĂ£es, R. Z. P.

 Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
 Max. size:  4.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 25 m
 Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 28-30; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-18. Dorsal fin typically with 29 spines followed by a segmented element. Opercular spine ending in a complex of 3-8 spines (in specimens > 16.6 mm SL). Anal fin typically with 17 soft rays (Ref. 43114).
 Biology:  Inhabits clear water, on reefs heavily covered by algae. Usually from shallow environments, but reported from depths of 14 to 23 m (Ref. 43114).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.08.02

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